Vietnam sends 352 athletes to ASIAD 2018 hinh anh 1Vietnam's defending champion of wushu in Asiad 2014 Duong Thuy Vy will compete in jianshu (sword) and qiangshu (spear) events in ASIAD 2018. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam national sports delegation heading to the Asian Games (ASIAD 2018) will consist of 532 people, including 352 athletes, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said.

The athletes will compete in 32 out of 40 events at the ASIAD 2018, and the national team’s target was at least three gold medals.

Prominent athletes expected to be medal winners include Olympic gold medalist Hoang Xuan Vinh, weightlifters Thach Kim Tuan and Trinh Van Vinh, runner Le Tu Chinh, long jumper Bui Thi Thu Thao, swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, gymnast Le Thanh Tung, Taekwondo fighter Truong Thi Kim Tuyen, Karatedo fighter Nguyen Thi Ngoan, cyclist Nguyen Thi That, and Wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi.

At the previous ASIAD in 2014, Vietnam won one gold, 10 silver and 25 bronze medals, ranking 21st in the overall medal tally.

The ASIAD 2018 will be held in the two major Indonesian cities - Jakarta and Palembang - from August 13 to September 2.-VNA